Fifteen years ago, there were only a few outlets for placing job listings. Today, there are thousands.
Where should you place listings if you’re hoping to find qualified candidates for your workplace?
It all depends.
Here are a few suggestions, based on the type of position you’re hiring for:
For communications/PR: If you’re seeking someone for a writing-oriented position, try MediaBistro’s job board or the PRSA Job Center for highly qualified candidates. If you’re seeking someone for an internship or entry-level position, Ed2010 is a great place to find new talent at affordable rates.
For sales jobs: Seeking new sales representatives? You’ll find eager new candidates on large job sites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder. If you’re seeking a more seasoned veteran, and are willing to provide a great pay package to someone with high-quality experience, try TheLadders.com, which specializes in jobs with salaries of $100,000 or higher.
For social media jobs: If you’re seeking someone who can give your Facebook page a jump-start, you’ll find plenty of tech-savvy veterans and newcomers alike at the tech news giant Mashable’s jobs site.
For design jobs: If you’re looking for a designer, you may not even want to post a job ad—you might prefer to look through designers’ portfolios and contact the ones who stand out. At Coroflot, you can take either approach, placing a listing on the site or browsing through the more than 80,000 portfolios by location or specialty.
For tech jobs: If you need a developer, a software engineer, or an IT manager, Dice.com is one of the most popular job boards frequented by techies of all types.
For everything else: When you’re seeking lower-skilled jobs, you’re likely to find plenty of willing and qualified applicants by posting a job listing to your local Craigslist board, which is free for most cities.